Category: USA

New water park for New York

New water park for New York

New York’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee has voted to build a 26-acre water park on Randall’s Island, just off Manhattan. The £94.4m park will be paid for by a private developer, the Aquatic Development Group (ADG) under a 35-year lease with the city. Proposed facilities include a seven-acre indoor beach and 19 acres of
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask

Sundara Day Spa, Berlin VT

The new Sundara Day Spa is the first spa in Vermont to feature classic Ayurvedic skin care through Sundari products, which are usually found only in larger luxury establishments such as Ritz Carlton Hotels and the Kenyon Ranches. It has two treatment rooms for massage, facials and wraps, plus two manicure stations and two pedicure
Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Drop by at W San Francisco any Wednesday evening in February  and  sip for free from 6-7pm. Move into the XYZ bar, open all night, for select high-end wines by the glass. Enjoy grooving to the music of a live DJ as you savor any of the 10-15 wines (paired with canapes) from such producers
New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

The Spring of 2006 will see the completion of the new Heathman Kirkland hotel, just a few miles from Seattle, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Like its award-winning sister location, the historic Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore.,   the Heathman Kirkland will provide guests with a unique Northwest luxury experience.   Plans call
The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions,
Hawaii's best secret beaches

Hawaii's best secret beaches

Courtesy of the latest issue of Travel + Leisure, here’s a list of Hawaii’s best secret beaches: Pololu Beach, Big Island Polihale Beach, Kauai Polihua Beach, Lanai Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui Bellows Field Beach, Oahu
New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group.
dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort,
Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York
The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Located on 480 acres and surrounded by gardens and hidden sitting areas, The Tides Inn has undergone something of a transformation. Thanks to over $10 million of investment, there are now 106 impeccably appointed and spacious rooms and suites, as well as  four restaurants. But for golfers the real attraction of the Tides Inn is
Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Long known for its stunning beauty and legendary charm, Aspen is the perfect setting. Located just steps from the breathtaking grandeur of Ajax Mountain,  the newly opened Hyatt Grand  Aspen offers design with luxury and comfort in mind. Features  include multiple fireplaces, private balconies, grand kitchens, spa tubs and steam showers. Indeed, every room in
Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf open luxury mountain hotel

Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf open luxury mountain hotel

Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf, through their company Agassi Graf Development LLC have announced details of their luxury mountain hotel development at the new Tamarack ski resort, located in Donnelly, Idaho. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will manage the luxury hotel and residences which will be split across two locations: a classic resort hotel located in
2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

You can tell Valentines is around the corner.   iLoveInns has joined the ‘top ten bandwaggon’ and released its own ‘Top Ten Most Romantic Bed & Breakfasts’. Making the US-centric list, in no particular order, are: Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, PA Sea Crest by the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ Santa Ynez Inn, Santa
Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Soaring over the Atlantic Ocean on South Florida’s fabled coastline, Rosewood Resorts’ Acqualina is an oceanfront masterpiece and is  expected to open  next month (February 2006) after the originally intended November 2005 deadline failed to materialise.  This luxury boutique  resort occupies 400 feet of pristine beach  at Sunny Isles and includes a  two-storey oceanfront spa,
Enchantment Resort, Arizona

Enchantment Resort, Arizona

Surrounded by the majestic red rock formations of Northern Arizona’s Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The resort’s adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid its pristine 70-acre setting. Voted number 1 hotel and resort spa in Arizona by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler readers,